EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jon Gosselin Pursuing New Reality Show, Says Michael Lohan

Aug. 19 2009, Published 6:35 a.m. ET

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Jon Gosselin is looking to expand his reality TV horizons with a new show detailing the lives of divorced dads.

In an exclusive interview with, Michael Lohan revealed that Jon is pursuing a new reality show to be called The Divorced Dads Club.  According to Lohan, the father-of-eight is fed up with his contract at TLC, the network behind Jon & Kate Plus 8.

“There’s bad blood there. If your show was making the network $130 something million and they paid you the pittance they paid you and restricted you from doing so many different things, how would you feel?” Lohan asked.

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Lohan said The Divorced Dads Club is now in development at Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and numerous other game and reality shows.

“We’re just waiting now to find out if it can all work out,” Lohan said.  “If TLC picks up the show, there’s no problem with Jon’s contract, so we’ll see.”

Lohan, who confirmed he also plans to be part of The Divorced Dad’s Club, said the show’s premise has Hollywood knocking.

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“I know they’re reaching out to Dennis Rodman. I know Jose Canseco has already said yes, he wants to be part of the show that bad. There are even some divorced celebrities who are not dads who want to do the show.”

TLC had “no comment” on the situation.



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